The Henna Wars
Nishat doesnt want to lose her family, but she also doesnt want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna...more
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[let's talk about family]
Family is a really powerful theme in this book, because Nishat is lesbian and is coming out to her ...more
i would have wanted to read this regardless. they didn't need to ruin my life with the cover too.
(thanks to the publisher for the ARC)
November 12, 2019cover reveal: every time i see POC on the book covers, i go head over heels with all the heart eyes.but this is just too cute with the wavy and curly hair, henna on the hands, nose ring, freckles.
|| henna, henna, henna
|| f/f ...more
This book was one of my most anticipated books of the year, and while it didn't completely live up to all my expectations (they may have been a bit too high) it was still a really great book and an impressive debut.
This follows our main character Nishat, who lived in Bangladesh until she was 10 but then her family moved to Dublin, Ireland. At the beginning of this book, Nishat decides to come out as a lesbian to her parents and it ...more
"When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses." Yup, this first sentence of the synopsis was enough to convince my bi ass that I needed to send a request to Netgalley for this ARC.
So. THIS BOOK. It was the perfect feel good rom-com, with a full-on emotional roller-coaster ride. The characters were so layered ...more
November 17, 2019: Im so so in love with this cover 😭😭 I cant wait for my preorder so I can rub my face all over it like a cat 🐱 ...more
There is so much here, so many moving parts.
There is the mean white girl, so has a problem with Nishat, for just existing, as far as I can see. We have her cousin, who is half Brazilian, Flavia, who Nishat is attracted to, but yeah, there is that cousin who hates her. And we have ...more
I think my disappointment in this book comes down to the romance, which is really unfortunate. I liked pretty much everything else about this book, but for me personally I found the romance lacking. I wish this weren't the case, and also wonder if I hyped this book up too much before reading it.
Also as another small complaint, this book is set in Ireland but one time a temperature is given that has to be Fahrenheit and that was frustrating and weird. I assume that's just some annoying ...more
Adiba Jaigirdars The Henna Wars promised to be everything that I love in a book upon reading the synopsis; and it was exactly that. Jaigirdars novel is a gorgeously-written story of coming out, rising above others and falling in love.
Our main character Nishat was an amazing lead to this incredible story. I could really resonate with her and see the similarities between her coming to terms with her sexuality and how I went through a very similar process ...more
Nishat attends a majority White, all-girls Catholic high school in Dublin. Although the administration claims to have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, students who routinely bully others face no consequences. Nishat has been repeatedly bullied and feels as though she doesnt really fit in at the school. Her little sister, Priti, fares a little ...more
I won't deny that THE HENNA WARS ended up being light, fluffy, and extremely readable. It wasn't hard to get into, the book, but it was very hard to put down, and I know if I'd had the time and mental energy, I could've read this all in one go.
But honestly, when this is promoted as a cute romance, I expect the romance to be amazing. But... it wasn't.
Bengali-Irish teen Nishat enters her school's business ...more
All her work is aided by copious amounts of (kettle-made) tea and a whole lot of Hayley Kiyoko and Janelle Monáe.
Her debut novel THE HENNA WARS will be published by Page Street in Spring ...more